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Fume hoods are one of the most important tools in a research laboratory. The ventilation device ensures the safety of all researchers working in the laboratory by limiting exposure to hazardous or toxic fumes, vapors and dusts. Follow these best practices when it comes to your fume hood budget, facility design and safety requirements to ensure a happy, healthy and productive laboratory environment.

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by Chem Service Inc.

In order for corn to become such a major food source across the globe, farmers have relied on improved technology to increase yields year after year. A substantial part of these larger harvests have come from new pesticides that help exterminate weeds and insects that have ruined crops in the past. Here are a few of the most popular and important corn pesticides that farmers and chemists may be interested in.

by FEI

The demand for cleaner steel grades is driving the need for better understanding and control of non-metallic inclusions in steel. The Aspex SEM-EDS automated inclusion analysis system has been proven as an indispensable modern analytical tool for the measurement of steel cleanliness and the production of higher value-added clean steels.

by FEI

Automotive manufacturers, and their part suppliers, are increasingly implementing parts cleanliness and contamination control programs that comply with ISO 16232 or VDA 19 standards. These cleanliness standards are typically applied to automotive parts such as transmissions, fuel injectors, power steering pumps, and fluid hoses.

by Genevac Ltd.

Drying high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) purification fractions, principally comprising water and acetonitrile, is a routine yet essential task in many laboratories. The requirement is to dry the samples to a powder form, such that samples can be accurately weighed, easily sub-sampled and redissolved.

Multichannel pipettes have become an indispensable liquid handling tool for biochemical and molecular biology assays in life science laboratories over the last decades. This demand is fueled by the need to increase productivity due to reasons like growing sample numbers, faster sample processing and analysis as well as the shareholder demands of running the business most profitably. 

As of February 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, Section 108, mandated that all manufacturers of children’s toys analyze their products for Phthalate Esters.  

A new white paper documents how image quality affects the ability of imaging particle analyzers to produce accurate measurements and automatically recognize and classify different particles in a heterogeneous mixture.

Six different modalities used in pharmaceutical-related industries for continuous monitoring are systematically explained and compared in terms of lifetime costs of ownership and risks of non-compliance in the context of today’s regulatory environment.


Lab901 has announced the availability of a new technical note titled ‘The ScreenTape Degradation Value (SDV), a new standard for RNA QC.’ The technical note can be downloaded here. Lab901’s ScreenTape Degradation Value (SDV)1 is an RNA QC metric that is specifically optimized for, and fully integrated with, Lab901’s ScreenTape R6K platform.

Piezo technology specialist PI Ceramic has released a new white paper on the development and test of highly reliable multilayer piezo actuators. Piezoelectric multilayer actuators are the driving force behind the most challenging motion control applications when it comes to speed and precision.

A newly released white paper from Newson Gale, Inc., aptly titled “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist… to guard against static electricity hazards” provides detailed practical guidelines to ensure plant safety for engineers dealing with processes involving flammable or combustible atmospheres.  

A white paper from Porvair Filtration Group describes the development of a micro porous sintered metal-ceramic membrane filter capable of absolute filtration to 0.5 microns in noxious or hazardous environments at temperatures of 500 C and beyond.  

Esco announces the publication of a white paper that documents the Surrogate Performance Test Results of its Pharmacon Downflow Booths, per the Good Practice guidelines on Assessing the Particulate Containment Performance of Pharmaceutical Equipment published by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). 

Membrane potentiometers have established themselves within the market over the past twenty years due to fascinating technological advancements in their field. This whitepaper from Hoffmann + Krippner introduces the advantages and disadvantages of the membrane potentiometer's special design, and also outlines its possible applications. 

To meet the demands of today’s environmental market, Man-Tech has developed the RapidDuo, which enables rapid multi-parameter analysis from a single sample utilizing reduced sample volume.  


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